Suspect attempts to steal 3 French bulldogs, leaves with 1, Queen in Springfield home burglary

Police continue to investigate a home burglary where a French bulldog was stolen in Springfield.

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Stolen French bulldog Queen

Police responded to a burglary in the area of 7500 block of Tralee Woods Court on Monday, Nov. 27 around 7:50 a.m. The victim was alerted by a family friend that her dogs were running loose in the neighborhood. The family friend was able to retrieve two of the three dogs. The victim returned home and was unable to locate the third dog, an 11-month-old French bulldog named Queen.

According to police, the suspect entered the victim’s home and attempted to take all three dogs. When unsuccessful, he took Queen and left the home. Surveillance footage showed the suspect carrying Queen to a four-door Nissan, possibly an Altima or Sentra, and leaving the area.

The suspect is described as a Black man, 5’8", wearing a white t-shirt, gray shorts, and blue Crocs. 

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact police. 

Queen’s owner asked FOX 5 not to reveal her identity. 

"She’s very calm. She’s very sweet. She loves people, she loves dogs. She’s very friendly. So that’s why, them taking her…it was very easy for them to grab her," she said. "She’s thinking this is someone that just wants to play with me."

Queen’s owner adds, she was part of a recent litter. The owner had just sold her for $3,000 and believes the burglary was financially motivated.

"It was an inside job. Someone told them exactly where to go, how to do it, our schedule. They were watching us. Whoever it is, it was somebody that has been in my house, that knows I had them in there," she said. "They waited until I left and until she left to come and do this. If I was home, my dog would still be here. I promise you that."

Lt. James Curry with the Fairfax County Police Dept. said there’s no evidence the suspect was there to steal anything other than the dogs.

"This wasn’t a random act. There is no doubt this person who stole Queen and tried to steal two other dogs knew exactly what he was doing and why he was at this house," Lt. Curry said.